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    Tech Noxx

    Over the past 3 days, I have been working on and developing Tech Noxx.

    Other than more content (and more ads, at this stage - I don't want to look MfA), what should I do?

    Labour

    I have:

    • Designed/coded a fully unique HTML/CSS template.
    • Converted it to operate with my own custom CMS.
    • Performed some alterations to my CMS to get it running as it should.
    • Ordered a draft for content to go on the front page.
    • Written/published a couple of pages, and performed a bit of link building.
    • Rewritten the draft of the front page to be more readable/presentable - length had to suffer; the draft was just under 600 words long, the front page is now 351 words long.

    Day 1: Designing / CMS.
    Day 2: Writing content, and a bit of link building.
    Day 3: Preparing the front page. I am also just about to do a bit more writing.

    I'm a bit low on cash, so I'm going to attempt to make this as expense-free as possible (at least until either a) Tech Noxx earns some cash or b) I earn some cash).

    Expenses/Earnings

    Day 1 & 2: $0.00

    Day 3: -$19.19

    • -$20.00 - front page draft.
    • $0.81 - AdSense earnings.

    Day 4: -$11.79

    • -$12.00 - 2 new articles with FrontPageContent (have not arrived yet).
    • $0.16 - AdSense earnings.

    Day 5: $1.97

    • $1.97 - AdSense earnings.

    Day 6: $1.12

    • $1.12 - AdSense earnings.

    Day 7: $1.97

    • $1.97 - AdSense earnings.

    Total: -$25.96
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    Your design is nice and simple. Have you considered adding a tagline/slogan explaining what your website is about?

    If you removed the adsense add in the text and replaced it with a picture for each post it would make your site more attractive and appealing to visitors.

    Overall the design is good, keep working on content.

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    I agree with Gameover .The design is good.I would advice you to incorporate a logo in your site.
    best of luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GameOver View Post
    Your design is nice and simple. Have you considered adding a tagline/slogan explaining what your website is about?
    "Tech Noxx" sounds pretty self-explanatory is to what it's about, at least to me.

    Most traffic will come from related websites or search engines - so I would expect that if they are searching for "proxies," they know that they are visiting a website that contains content relating to proxies.
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    If you removed the adsense add in the text and replaced it with a picture for each post it would make your site more attractive and appealing to visitors.
    That it would, but it would dramatically decrease my AdSense earnings. At the end of the day, I think it is pretty important for my visitors to find two things: 1. answers to their questions 2. products that may help them to achieve something.

    Pictures are pretty, that's about it. Plus, most tech-related articles (i.e. What is a Proxy?) would be difficult to supply interesting pictures for.
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueCheri View Post
    I would advice you to incorporate a logo in your site.
    I will purchase a logo when Tech Noxx is worth branding.

    Thank you very much for your reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post

    I will purchase a logo when Tech Noxx is worth branding.
    I think the logo is fine as it is now. The simplicity of it is more attractive than any professional logo you could pay for.

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    I like the design and its simplicity.
    Out of curiousity, how are you going to answer complicated technical questions of a subject that you don't know about and how long will it take for an answer? And, do you only answer IT related questions ? That is not really clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loko View Post
    Out of curiousity, how are you going to answer complicated technical questions of a subject that you don't know about and how long will it take for an answer?
    By doing a bit of research and writing. I think that you thought that I was running a consultancy service. So far, for the 3 articles that I've written, I have spent about 45-60 minutes on each.
    Quote Originally Posted by Loko View Post
    And, do you only answer IT related questions ? That is not really clear.
    Mainly IT-related articles (not just Q&A's), but I might publish some scientific articles as well.

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    Today was a pretty excellent day, coming in at just under $2. Tech Noxx is only a 5 page website at the moment.

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    - very good and clean code
    - you should add some graphics since site looks like some MFA site
    - some tech favicon would look great too
    - more content is probably coming
    - I would move that privacy policy in the footer
    - rss?

    I envy you on your earnings. I will copy your add positions to some of my sites that sucks in earnings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellas View Post
    you should add some graphics since site looks like some MFA site
    Correct me if I'm wrong... But SE's don't see graphics?
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    some tech favicon would look great too
    I'll get a favicon made, when I decide to get a logo made. At the moment, Tech Noxx isn't really worth branding.
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    I would move that privacy policy in the footer
    What else could I put up in the menu, if I were to move the Privacy Policy into the footer?
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    rss?
    Talk me into it. I've never liked RSS, I've always found my content republished (in most instances without a linkback) at thousands of different locations.
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    I envy you on your earnings. I will copy your add positions to some of my sites that sucks in earnings.
    That sounds like a plan.

    Thanks for your review!

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